With the LG Esteem, you get a handy slab of glass, metal, and plastic that can easily take care of most of your mobile computing needs. It’s more than just a phone, and it’s clearly not your average multimedia device. There are quite a number of models like it available with 4-inch screens, but it proves better than most of these similarly sized alternatives by having one very important feature: 4G LTE connectivity.
As you may already know, 4G LTE lets users enjoy the fastest mobile data connection speeds available. The Esteem supports it along with EV-DO Rev. 0 and Rev. A data, plus it works with CDMA networks such as those under MetroPCS in the US. It has a 4.3-inch 480x800 touchscreen display, 5MP camera, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. This can be upgraded further through a built-in microSD card slot, but there isn’t much that can be done about the paltry amount of RAM. This sometimes leads to a few hiccups during use, especially since the processor only runs on a single core.
The thing that most users like about the Esteem is the fact that it has a large touchscreen display so it’s easy to operate and it comes with all of today’s most important wireless features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS with A-GPS. With its 1,500mAh battery, it offers 7 hours of talk time on a single charge. Its default OS is Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which stopped being impressive over a year ago.
It seems that LG worked hard in trying to find a balance with the Esteem. Consensus is that it worked.
Need to Know: LG Esteem
1. 4.3-inch 480x800 touchscreen display. (The Good)
2. Standard battery lasts up to 7 hours of talk time per charge. (The Good)
3. Processor only runs on a single core. (The Bad)
4. Older version of the Android software. (The Bad)